Open Letter To Osun Speaker Dr Najeem Salaam, By Akinyemi Oluwaseye

Dear Sir,

Years have continued to tip-toe into my memory with warm reflection about your impactful personality. Your dignity has never ceased to be magnified with integrity and humility. To many, you have been generous like the wind that blows in a heat-filled night. To many, you have epitomized your name, being the ‘Star’ that has illuminated their path to greatness and fulfilled dreams. Your diligence, sense of purpose, knack for excellence and commitment to serving humanity will continue to be ingredients that catalyses your attaining grander heights among your peers.

The sun does not herald to a superficial announcement about her significance. The moon brightens the earth at night without funfair; but when the stars emerge, the beauty of the sky captivates onlookers and wows them into a charming splendor.Sir, may you continue to be the ‘Star’ that entices the memory of human beings with the goodness you do.

You have demonstrated over the years an uncommon concern for those around you and those whose interests you have been entrusted to serve. Working under your stewardship has been expository and highly eventful. I have in actual fact learnt from your stewardship that when we prepare adequately today, chances are that we will not have to repair tomorrow.

Outstandingly, I have come to realize through your marvelous personality that the best use of power or wealth is to use it to create happiness and prosperity for others. Men are alike in their promises; but only in their deeds do they differ.Your  charitable giving and serving the less-privileged and the down-trodden who crowd your vicinity has shown that you grasp the best ways of power control.

One may be granted a position of authority, but not real leadership. Your composure, smartness and influence as a leader refresh my belief that with personalities like you in power, the State of Osun and Nigeria can attain their great potentials. To many of us, you are a hero. I always see the manifestation of Arthur Ashe’s submissions in you, that “True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever the cost.”

Sir, as you continue your good works in impacting lives and humanity, many will continue to look up to you because you have not ceased to sustain their trust and confidence. Do not stop being the great,reliable and humble leader that you are. My sincere wishes are that: God propels you to greater heights with uncommon ease and may His Mercies eradicate any jinx that comes your way. Amen. Cheers Sir!

Your Sincerely,

Akinyemi Oluwaseye

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Guber Election: Osun Speaker Insists On Osun West Agenda 

The Speaker of Osun State House Of Assembly, Dr. Najeem Salaam, has reemphasied his long held opinion that Osun West Senatorial District should produce the next Governor of the State.

Speaking to reporters in Lagos on Saturday, the Ejigbo-born political leader and a leading aspirant in the upcoming gubernatorial elections, insisted that the zone must be allowed to stake its claim on the position in the spirit of fairness.

“The people of Osun West have always demonstrated deep maturity and patience in the political history of the State,” he said. “Despite having eminently qualified people to lead the State of Osun, we have always towed the line of sacrifice for the greater good and bid our time.

“For the avoidance of doubt, 2018 is the time of the people of Osun West and I, as a proud son of Ejigbo, will never betray that stance. Our resolve to take what we – along with the majority of Osun electorates – believe is our right remains unshaken.

“Any rumour or story to the contrary should be seen as lies from the deepest part of hell. On Osun West Agenda we stand!”

As the race to the elections heats up, there have been agitations by several political interest groups that the position of the next Osun State Governor be ceded to the Osun West Senatorial Zone. This is because the zone has only produced the governor once, who was in office for barely 22 months. The two other zones have led the state for a minimum of 8 years.

As the Speaker of the House for close to 8 years and one of leading contenders in the race, there are rumours that Dr. Najeem is facing serious pressure to step down for another aspirant within the ruling All Progressives Congress.  When asked if this was the truth, the Speaker said, “That’s to be expected. As politicans, we are under pressure daily to take far-reaching decisions but it is left to the individual to know which decisions he can live with and those that go against his principles.”

“Although, I am yet to make a formal declaration to seek the highest office in the State of Osun, it is clear that some people are threatened by our chances and have been spreading the very malicious stories. I want to plead with our supporters to keep the faith and hold the fort. Our agitation is righteous and we will not be afraid.”

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